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Published on Thursday, 13 November 2014 09:35
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JanaRallaMeeting 410px 14 11 13The Chairman of Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero has stated that if the executive presidency is not abolished and 19th amendment to the constitution, which gives power to the parliament, is not implemented, there will be no change in the decision to defeat President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The Thero made these comments addressing a rally yesterday (Nov 12) held under theme of public movement to abolish autocratic powers and preventing corruptions.

The rally was organized by united opposition parties and Pivithuru Hetak movement led by Ven. Athuraliye Rathan Thero.

It saw the participation of number of dignitaries including Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero, United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, political bureau member of Janatha Vimukathi Peramuna (JVP) Lalkantha and former chief justice Sarath N. Silva.

Mangala Sajith on stage

Addressing the rally Rathna Thero of JHU stated that if the government is not implementing 19th amendment, neglecting the public opinion, they will have to extend support to opposition's common candidate.

Once the presidential election is announced the ruling party MPs will cross over to the opposition, Thero added.

It was significant that the UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera, who the media reports claimed to be making preparations to join the government and Sajith Premadasa, who is said to oppose the notion of fielding a common candidate, also participated in the rally.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 09:35